One of the worlds most common surgical problems


A hernia occurs when tissue protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal wall. 

The most common hernias are those in the groin (inguinal or femoral), around the bellybutton (umbilical) or at sites of previous surgery. 

Hernias most often cause a lump. This lump may enlarge with time, become unsightly, and may cause discomfort. Sometimes, the contents of the hernia can become stuck, and this may result in a painful lump and is a surgical emergency. 

Hernias are usually repaired if they are causing symptoms, enlarging, or if the contents of the tissue are at risk of strangulation (the contents become stuck, cutting off the blood supply). 

There are several approaches to a hernia. Dr Morris is trained to help navigate the right choice for you – this might depend on the site, size and type of hernia, as well as your personal characteristics and preferences. 

Dr Morris is trained to perform open, laparoscopic and robotic hernia repairs, and will discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of each technique to help you make your decision. 

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